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Sapiophile (n.)- one who is attracted to intelligence. Join us, fellow fun loving lovers of knowledge, as we dig into your favorite topics with our very own nerdy diatribes, words of wisdom, and takes on life as millennials (with the occasional bursting into song) Welcome to the Sapio Files!

Sapiophile (n.)- one who is attracted to intelligence. Join us, fellow fun loving lovers of knowledge, as we dig into your favorite topics with our very own nerdy diatribes, words of wisdom, and takes on life as millennials (with the occasional bursting into song) Welcome to the Sapio Files!


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Sapiophile (n.)- one who is attracted to intelligence. Join us, fellow fun loving lovers of knowledge, as we dig into your favorite topics with our very own nerdy diatribes, words of wisdom, and takes on life as millennials (with the occasional bursting into song) Welcome to the Sapio Files!




Episode 108: Scoring Movie Scores

Welcome back! This week, Caela, Chelsea, and frequent guest host, Jake, are all in the same room for the first time in 16 months! To celebrate, we are listening to some of our favorite movie scores and trying to answer the question: Why does the music make us feel that way? Join us as Caela shares her favorite instrumental music and Jake and Chelsea attempt to use music theory and other musical knowledge to explain what's REALLY happening when we hear an epic movie score. Join us for this...


Episode 107: Under the Influence

Advertisers once focused all their energy on commercials, print ads, and media. But today's consumers cannot be easily reached by these methods. Today, it is all about the influencers-- social media users and minor celebrities who have curated a following online. But what exactly is an influencer? Why do these people have so much power? How can the influencer culture change the way business is done across many fields? Join us as we dive into influencers and the way they're changing the...


Episode 106: Fake News Alert!

In today's social and political climate, people have trouble agreeing on not only their opinions, but also on the basic facts that make up the basis of those opinions. Why, in a world where so much information is available to us, is it so hard to know the truth? This week, we are diving into misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, "fake news", gaslighting, the role algorithms play in delivering incorrect information, and why this can happen to even the smartest among us. How can we...


Episode 105: Well, That Didn't Age Well...

This week, we are taking a trip back to our childhood! Join us as we go through some popular TV shows of the 1990s and early 2000s to determine which ones hold up today, and which are problematic when seen through adult eyes. We decide which of the fashion, game, and pop culture trends we loved, hated, would want to bring back, or are happy to leave in the past. And we take a look into how the changing trends reflect the changing times, for better and for worse.


Episode 104: Three Years of The Sapio Files- Where Do We Begin?

It's our third anniversary! Thank you for being such an important part of our listener family! With more than 100 episodes to choose from, where should a new listener begin? Last year we gave you recaps of each prior episode on episode 74. This year, we are continuing that tradition by recapping everything we've discussed since then! While it's been a crazy year for the world, it has been a great year for our show! Join us as we test our memories, recap the last year on our show, and choose...


Episode 103: Home Brewing

Hobbies have kept us all sane this past year. This week, we are excited to welcome back our guest host Mike Walsh (previously heard in our Life Lessons From Sports Episode) to talk about one of his favorite hobbies-- home brewing beer. Mike is here to share how he got involved in home brewing and what goes into this process-- the creativity behind inventing recipes, equipment needed, how beer is made, how to cultivate hobbies like this, and what you need to know to get started!


Episode 102: Ethical Dilemmas

Imagine this scenario: You're standing next to a railroad track and you see a runaway train with no ability to stop. Up ahead, you see that five workers are stuck on the track and will be killed by the train. You have a lever you can pull that will switch the train to a side track, but on that track, there is one worker who will be killed if you pull the lever. What do you do? This classic ethical dilemma, officially known as "The Trolley Problem", was our starting point for this week's...


Episode 101: Fake Friends; Real Connections

When we read a favorite book or watch a favorite show, the experience is more than simply entertaining. For many of us, we feel as though we are watching our best friend. But why is it that we create such strong bonds with fictional characters? How can these one-sided relationships help and hurt us? This week, we're digging into the psychology behind why we bond to fictional characters and what that says about us.


Episode 100: Staying Curious- Our 100th Episode Celebration!

Welcome to our 100th episode! We are so happy to have been able to bring you fun and interesting content over the last hundred episodes, and we thank you for being a part of our listener family! At the end of every episode, we remind you all to stay curious. So, we thought it was only fair to practice what we preach. For our 100th episode celebration this week, we bring you 100 things we are curious about! Thank you for joining us over these last hundred episodes, and we look forward to...


Episode 99: What is a Soulmate?

Happy February! With Valentine's Day coming up, we thought we'd take a look at some of the most common interpretations of soulmates in literature and mythology. What is a soulmate? How is it different from a twin flame, kindred spirit, karmic soulmate, or life partner? Where do these ideas come from? Join us for this fun look at love and relationships from a unique perspective. And be sure to tune in next week for our 100th episode celebration!!


Episode 98: Resolving to Improve

We're three weeks into the new year. Have you started struggling with your resolution yet? New Year's Resolutions are a popular tradition that people use to look forward to better times and find ways to improve themselves. Why then, do many of us not make it past January before giving up? Why are they so difficult to keep? This week, we're digging into the most common and popular New Year's Resolutions and the struggles with each of them. Join us for new inspiration, strategies for success,...


Episode 97: Hindsight is 2020

2020 is almost over! We made it!! To say that it's been a crazy year would be the understatement of the century. This year has been so wild that in preparing this review, we found we forgot about major news events that happened just a few months ago. This week, we are breaking apart the major events of this wildly unprecedented year and the big lessons and takeaways this year provided. Happy (well-deserved) New Year, sapiophiles!!! We will be back in 2021!


Episode 96: A Juggling Act

This year, more than any year before, we find ourselves with a lot on our plates. How can we balance all that this year has thrown at us and still maintain health and sanity? This week, we are unpacking the "juggling balls" theory of priorities-- and analyzing our own priorities to determine which tasks are rubber balls that will bounce back if dropped, which are metal balls that will make a lot of noise and be hard to pick back up, and which are glass balls that will shatter.


Episode 95: A Virtual Friendsgiving Celebration!!

Happy Thanksgiving! In most years, Thanksgiving weekend is a time when we have a big friendsgiving party and welcome in the holiday season. Like so many other aspects of "Normal life", 2020 has made that impossible this year. So, we thought we'd take our party online and include all of you! This week, we are joined by three friends to help us celebrate and discuss our favorite parts of thanksgiving, memories from the past year, gratitude, favorite books and TV shows that got us through the...


Episode 94: New Music Feature-The Road to "Continue"

On a special edition of our show this week, we are talking to frequent guest host, Jake Sachs, about an exciting new project he's recently released! Join us for an exclusive interview about the making of his new album, "Continue", from the original concept all the way to production and release! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the music and the inspiration behind it. "Continue" is available now on all the streaming services! Download it here:...


Episode 93: Once Upon a Dark and Twisted Time

Happy Halloween, Sapiophiles! For your Halloween-themed dose of dark and creepy tales this week, we're taking you on a haunting journey through the original Grimm's Fairy Tales. These are not your children's fairytale stories. Join us as we dive into the original versions of some of the most popular tales, and break down their gruesome, haunting, violent, problematic, and gory roots. It's a chilling episode you won't want to miss! For more haunting tales, check out the brand new radio play...


Episode 92: Girl Meets Cancer-- and Emerges a Unicorn

There are few scenarios scarier than being a healthy, active twenty-something woman and hearing the words, "you have cancer". This week, we're talking to blogger and "accidental rare disease advocate" Christina Kosyla- who, as a young, active theatre teacher, actress, and yoga instructor, discovered that she had developed desmoid-type fibromatosis-- an incredibly rare soft tissue sarcoma that few have heard of, and even fewer have been able to diagnose. She's here this week to talk to us...


Episode 91: Pandemics Throughout History

The covid-19 pandemic has made 2020 feel like it's thousands of years long. Maybe that's because in the recorded history of the world, it is only the 17th full-scale pandemic on record. This week, we're taking a look back at these pandemics and the lessons we can learn from them. What common themes exist across history in these pandemics? Find out this week.


Episode 90: How the Human Mind Finds Happiness (And How It Doesn't)

We think we know what will make us happy. That's why we do things like focus on the positive, give ourselves as much choice as possible, and focus our energies on becoming like those people who have the lives we want. And most of the time, we're totally wrong. This week, we are breaking down common misconceptions about what will make us happy. Based on the online course called "The Science of Well-Being" and the accompanying podcast "The Happiness Lab" from Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos,...


Episode 89: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means...

How much do you really know about the common expressions you speak? Do you know where they originated? Do you know why they were used? This week, we break apart common expressions and their origins... and find that many of them have completely different meanings from the ones we know today.